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How I Found My Independence

A few months ago on a chilly Saturday afternoon, my two young children and I took the subway from our home in Astoria, New York to midtown Manhattan and rode the M20 bus all the way down to the East Village — just for the fun of it. With the big,...

How to Create Instant Success

When we think about the most successful people we know, we tend to think of those who’ve made the biggest career advancements, make the most money, have the biggest houses and the best “toys.” The façade of success is so shiny that it can easily...

10 Common Lies We Tell Ourselves About Money

If you’re not saving money, maybe you tell yourself it’s because you just “can’t afford” to set money aside right now. (Not true.) If you’re splurging on items you actually can’t afford, maybe you tell yourself that excessive credit card debt is...

Overcoming Overspending? Here’s How to Stop the Urge to Splurge

Does this scenario sound familiar? You’re at Bloomingdale’s and fall in love with a sleek wrap dress that’s out of your price range. Still, on a whim, you try it on for fun — not intending to buy it, of course. Then the salesperson gushes about...

It’s Time to Stop Overspending Just Because “You Deserve It”

Everywhere we turn there is the message that women need to give themselves a break and have a treat:  Girlfriend, put your feet up and enjoy a mani-pedi. You deserve it!  Hey mom! Following an afternoon with your crazy kids, you deserve a stop at...

Why I Did a 40-Day Social Media Detox

It started off as something I only did in moments of needing mild distraction. I’d post something online for my business, take a quick look around at what my friends were doing on social media, then get offline and back to work. But then my “quick...

The Power of No

For the first year after the divorce was final, my auto-response to just about every question that flew out of the mouths of my three sons was “YES!” It was an automatic, rapid-fire and knee-jerk reaction to each and every query. Yes, I will be...

Common Money Beliefs That Hurt More Than Help

How often have you thought, “If I just make more money, I’ll surely be happy?” Or, the other side of the proverbial coin, “Money is the root of all evil?” While some commonly held money beliefs ring true — ahem, save 10 percent of your income and...

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